School health centers get state recognition

Community Health Center's School-Based Health Centers at Ashland High School and in Butte Falls Charter School have been recognized as Tier 3 Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes by the Oregon Health Authority.

Tier 3 is the highest level of recognition achievable. To be recognized, a center must provide comprehensive services that strengthen the provider-patient relationship, coordinate care for patients across multiple settings and engage a team approach.

With the recognition of the centers at Ashland High School and in Butte Falls, all of Community Health Center's sites are now recognized as Tier 3 Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes. The clinic sites in Ashland, Medford, White City and Butte Falls were renewed by the Oregon Health Authority with the announcement. The center at Eagle Point High School will be eligible for renewal in June.

School-based health centers provide such services as routine physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, treatment of minor injuries, vision and blood pressure screenings, immunizations and behavioral health services.

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